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The best Halloween Candy bargain – how to get more candy for your buck


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Halloween is known for three things:

  • children asking strangers for candy
  • women getting free reign to wear the sluttiest costumes ever
  • people gorging themselves on post-Halloween candy sales

Look, it’s the beginning of the “let’s get happy and fat holiday season”, so why not start it off with a handful of your favorite candy snacks?

World's Largest PEZ Dispenser
The World’s Largest PEZ Dispenser

Continue reading THE BEST HALLOWEEN CANDY BARGAIN — HOW TO GET MORE CANDY FOR YOUR BUCK

Not double-bagging your groceries can kill you


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There are many different, silly ways to die – at least, that’s what the video says:

DUMB WAYS TO DIE

But who knew that you could die just because of how you carry your groceries?

Red Large Reusable Nylon Grocery Tote Bag
Red Large Reusable Nylon Grocery Tote Bag

Continue reading NOT DOUBLE-BAGGING YOUR GROCERIES CAN KILL YOU

Stuff you can do on the Internet in 60 seconds


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How much time do you waste on the Internet every day?

Can you count your Internet time in minutes?  Hours?  Doubtful to even ask — but can you count what you do on the Internet in seconds?

1001 Incredible Things to Do on the Internet
1001 Incredible Things to Do on the Internet

Continue reading STUFF YOU CAN DO ON THE INTERNET IN 60 SECONDS

Most Iconic Brands across the US


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Whenever Web Watch travels around the country, we always try to “go local” whenever possible.  We can eat at an Applebee’s or a McDonald’s almost anywhere… but we’ll go out of our way to chow down at an IN-N-OUT BURGER or grab a beer at the WYNKOOP BREWERY because, well, we can’t get that stuff locally.

Well, we could if we put some effort into the project, but you know what we mean.  When you travel, you want to be like a native.  If that means drinking sweet tea while in the South, or grabbing some BBQ in Texas, having a lobster roll in Maine — well, by golly, that’s what we’re going to do.

From Altoids to Zima: The Surprising Stories Behind 125 Famous Brand Names
From Altoids to Zima:
The Surprising Stories Behind 125 Famous Brand Names

Continue reading MOST ICONIC BRANDS ACROSS THE US

Still relevant: Millennials love to shop at the mall


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Sure, Robin Sparkles may have made LET’S GO TO THE MALL a big hit in Canada, but that was a long time ago.

When was the last time that YOU, Web Watch reader, went to the mall on your own just to wander around?

Chances are, you haven’t.  Most malls and major mall retailers appear to be losing retail sales — except Apple Stores — primarily due to online retailing.   But should malls still worry?

Continue reading STILL RELEVANT: MILLENNIALS LOVE TO SHOP AT THE MALL

Embrace your future: one of these 75 cities is where you want to be


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The future is a scary place, in part because nobody who’s been sent there in a time machine has ever come back (that we know of).

So we don’t have any future warnings of things that might be if we don’t change our ways.

Continue reading EMBRACE YOUR FUTURE: ONE OF THESE 75 CITIES IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE

Wal-Mart refuses to refund $2.90; throws couple in jail (charges were later dropped)


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Chicken Head Mask
Buy a CHICKEN HEAD MASK

Wal-Mart has a policy of having “greeters” at the front door of all their stores.

One of the jobs that the greeters and security staff are tasked with is to double-check receipts to ensure that everything that is being carried out has been paid for per the receipt.

Mary Hill Bonin and her husband are suing Wal-Mart for the Wal-Mart staff doing their job.

Unfortunately, it’s the Wal-Mart staff that allegedly appears to have acted inappropriately in this case.  All Mary and “Ricky” wanted to do was buy $2.90 worth of chicken necks.  According to the Wal-Mart security guard, the chicken neck was being shoplifted – that is, being taken out of the store without having been paid for. Continue reading WAL-MART REFUSES TO REFUND $2.90; THROWS COUPLE IN JAIL (CHARGES WERE LATER DROPPED)

Underpants sales are up! (How does this affect the economy?)


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Nice Underwear welcome mat
Nice Underwear!

You may recall a few years ago when Web Watch told you about the Hot Waitress Economic Index and the Underwear Economic Index

That’s right, folks – if you’ve been following along with Web Watch over the years, none of today’s post will be news to you.

CNBC is reporting that now,  UNDERPANTS SALES ARE RISING. Continue reading UNDERPANTS SALES ARE UP! (HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE ECONOMY?)

Black Friday comes early: major retailers to open on Thanksgiving instead


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Black Friday
Black Friday

Thanksgiving is coming soon, and with it that annual rite-of-passage called BLACK FRIDAY.

You know – that’s the day that everyone wakes up extra early during a 4-day holiday weekend (if they go to sleep at all) and trudge the family out to the local mall to see if there are any bargains to be had.

Web Watch will save you some trouble — we’ve looked at a number of the ads for this year, and all we can say is “eh”. Sure, go out and buy something if you absolutely need it, but we didn’t see anything that is making us plan on losing sleep.  Continue reading BLACK FRIDAY COMES EARLY: MAJOR RETAILERS TO OPEN ON THANKSGIVING INSTEAD

Wal-Mart predicts a surge in underpants and sock purchases this holiday season


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Always Wear Clean Underwear
Always Wear Clean Underwear

A while back, Web Watch wrote about the UNDERWEAR ECONOMIC INDEX, the theory being that people buy more underwear when they feel that the economy is doing well – and that people will make do with their existing underpants when the economy is doing poorly.

Based on that piece of stellar reporting, Web Watch is confident in saying that WAL-MART BELIEVES THE ECONOMY IS GROWING, as WAL-MART CEO BILL SIMON PREDICTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON TO BE FILLED WITH UNDERWEAR AND SOCK PURCHASES for adults. Continue reading WAL-MART PREDICTS A SURGE IN UNDERPANTS AND SOCK PURCHASES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Four Ways That Grocery Stores Make Their Money via Pricing


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The Corner Grocery

If you’re trying to save money at the grocery store – and these days, who isn’t? – then it might change your shopping habits if you knew about the FOUR WAYS THAT GROCERY STORES WORK THEIR PRICING in order to maximize their own profits.

Sure, you can use coupons and scan the sales circular for deals, but to really help cut your food budget you may need to adjust where you do your shopping instead. Continue reading FOUR WAYS THAT GROCERY STORES MAKE THEIR MONEY VIA PRICING

Most Visited Websites and Social Networks for July 2009


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comScore, a research company, has published their list of the US’s TOP 50 MOST VISITED WEBSITES FOR JULY 2009, ranked by most unique visitors.

The top 10 most visited sites (or groups of sites, such as the case with Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, or others) are really no surprise:

  1. Google (with 195,538,000 unique visitors)
  2. Yahoo (includes Yahoo Mail, My Yahoo, etc)
  3. Microsoft (includes Bing, Hotmail, Windows Update, etc)
  4. AOL
  5. Facebook
  6. Fox Interactive Media (includes MySpace)
  7. Ask
  8. eBay
  9. Amazon
  10. Wikipedia

Continue reading MOST VISITED WEBSITES AND SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR JULY 2009

Nude Summer Camps… you know, for kids


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The New York Times is running a story entitled OLD ENOUGH TO MAKE A LANYARD, OLD ENOUGH TO DO IT NUDE, and has – surprisingly – run into a little backlash on the subject content.

Apparently, it’s not natural for 13-year-old girls to complain about having to play “strip volleyball” when they’d rather play regular volleyball.  The campers’ stance is that having to put clothes ON in order to play the strip version of the game is the hindrance, not the fact that they’re all playing naked in the first place. Continue reading NUDE SUMMER CAMPS… YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS